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Unit 4 Business World will become the new operating system underpinning HR and finance functions within the Councils and will go-live on 1 December 2018 subject to the Council’s acceptance criteria being met at that stage.
The Best4Business programme has been created to oversee the change working with Agilisys as our implementation partner.
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New and Aspiring Head’s HR Breakfast Briefings
Have you become a Headteacher in the last two years?
Are you due to become a Headteacher in September?
Are you an aspiring Headteacher?
Sarah Sproston and Nuala Hadden, Cheshire East HR Officers and Accredited Safer Recruitment Trainers, are running a series of breakfast briefings for new and aspiring heads. The workshops will allow you to identify your leadership style, explore the culture that you would like to embed into your school or academy and understand the HR issues that may arise and how to deal with them. It will also give you the opportunity to make connections with other new and aspiring heads to develop a support network for the future.
All sessions will be held at the Chimney House Hotel, Congleton Road, Sandbach
Session 1 - 10th October 2018 – 9.00 – 11.00
Setting the culture, raising standards, leadership styles, situational leadership and employee wellbeing
Session 2 – 13th February 2018 – 9.00 – 11.00
An introduction to managing sickness absence, capability and disciplinary
Session 3 – 1st May 2018 – 9.00 – 11.00
Performance management including appraisal, having difficult conversations, giving and obtaining effective feedback
Session 4 – 26th June 2018 – 9.00 – 11.00
Effective communication, change management and a guide to restructuring.
The total price for all four sessions is £100 for schools/academies who buy back Cheshire HR Consultancy and £150 for non-buy back schools/academies.
Tea, coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.
Please reserve your place via the training page on ChESS HUB
Unit 4 Business World will become the new operating system underpinning HR and finance functions within Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West & Cheshire Council by September 2018 and the Best4Business Programme has been created to oversee the change working with Agilisys as our implementation partner.
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Governor Hub now available to purchase via ChESS Hub
GovernorHub is an online governing board management solution available at a significant discount to all schools and academies in Cheshire East. GovernorHub is currently offering a free month’s trial, after which schools may purchase an ongoing subscription via ChESS Hub. The published rate for Governor Hub is £400 per year. The Local Authority has negotiated a rate of £150 per year for schools and academies in Cheshire East.
To review and sign up for a free trial, please visit: https://governorhub.com/signup
At the end of your free month’s trial, a continued subscription can be purchased via ChESS Hub under the School Governance and Liaison service area.
GovernorHub free trial
GovernorHub is an online service specifically built for governors by governors which the School Governance team will be adding to their annual ChESS offer provided to schools and academies in Cheshire East. GovernorHub helps make governing boards run more efficiently by having all GB documents stored online, a shared calendar for GB meetings and an easy way to keep lists of governors, including which committees they are on and so on. It will also help governors access support from the School Governance team at Cheshire East and give them easy access to news and resources from us.
GovernorHub is already used by nearly 3000 schools across the country. Schools and academies can find out more by going to www.governorhub.com/cheshireeast and signing up for a free trial. Cheshire East schools and academies will receive a free trial up until the end of November 2017. If schools decide to continue and subscribe to GovernorHub, the cost will be £150 for the remainder of the school year (17/18) and will remain at £150 for the following year, representing a substantial discount of £250 over the normal price of £400 if a school purchased directly from GovernorHub.
The School Governance team will continue to offer GovernorHub at a significantly discounted price in the future – we can’t guarantee it will always be £150 per year, but we will offer it for as low a rate as possible. The special negotiated rate for GovernorHub is available to all schools and academies in Cheshire East, if purchased via ChESS Hub, and is not limited to our current SLA customers.
On Thursday 16th November 2017, Neil Collins, Managing Director of GovernorHub will be giving a training/information session at the scheduled Governors’ Forum meeting at Canalside Conference Centre, Middlewich.
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